Best Tourist Attractions In Lake District, Cumbria

We've rounded up the best tourist attractions in Lake District in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 40 Lake District tourist attractions to pick from.Alternatively, why not explore some other sightseeing days out nearby, including museums and art galleries. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the tourist attractions we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Bowness on Windermere Treasure Trail

  • Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

There's something for all the family on the Bowness on Windermere self-guided treasure hunt themed Treasure Trail. The whole family (6 and up) will n...

The Ambleside Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Ambleside
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

You’re going to need all your mystery busting skills to get around the Rambler’s Riddle. He’s planted a series of dastardly clues all over The Ambles...

Curious About Kendal

  • Kendal
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Curious About Kendal is a unique way to explore this bustling Cumbrian town. The two walks can be enjoyed separately, or joined together if you want...

Lakeland Miniature Village

  • Grange-over-Sands
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Lakeland Miniature Village features over 100 buildings made from local Coniston slate, all of which have been carefully handcrafted with hand tools o...

The Keswick Spy Mission Treasure Trail

  • Keswick
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

By following the route along this self guided themed Keswick Treasure Trail, you and the children are sure to have a great time solving the clues and...

The Puzzling Place

  • Keswick
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The Puzzling Place's World of Illusion takes the theme of Illusion and runs with it. It is home to their ‘Anti-gravity Room', ‘Ames Room', ‘Hologram...

Lancaster Castle5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Lancaster
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

At Lancaster Castle families are welcome but the use of the building by the court does mean that all access is by guided tour, which might be too lon...

Curious About Lancaster

  • Lancaster
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Curious About Lancaster is an exciting way of discovering how this Roman city became what it is today. Enjoy the walks separately, or join them toget...

Lancaster Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Lancaster
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Take your brood on a search for lost loot with the Lancaster Treasure Hunt Trail. It’s a great way to work as a team and simply tonnes of fun! As wel...

Garstang Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Garstang
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Gold jewels and doubloons  If those sound like your bread and butter, you’re needed on the Garstang Mystery Treasure Trail. You and your crew of pint...

Settle Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Settle
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Pick out a pirate name and with a yo ho ho, join the hunt for buried loot on the Settle Treasure Hunt Trail. Salty sea dogs, young and old, will have...

Blackpool Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Blackpool
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Two heads are always better than one, so get the whole gang together for a fact-finding mission on the Blackpool Mystery Treasure Trail. The best way...

Carlisle Cathedral

  • Carlisle
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Carlisle Cathedral is a small but beautiful 900-year-old building, full of history, stained glass and... spy tours! Begin by taking a peek at the sta...

Carlisle Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Carlisle
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Take to the streets on the hunt for buried loot, on the Carlisle Treasure Hunt Trail. It’s a great way to see the sights while keeping your crew of s...

Blackpool Tower Dungeon

  • Blackpool
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Blackpool Tower Dungeon is the ultimate thrill filled journey through 1,000 years of Lancashire's murky past, with 10 awesome live shows and a 60 min...

Blackpool Tower Circus

  • Blackpool
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The groovy Blackpool Tower Circus presents an exciting wealth of entertaining talent through Britain's favourite clowns: Mooky and Mr Boo! Enjoy thei...

The Blackpool Tower Eye

  • Blackpool
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The Blackpool Tower Eye and solid safe glass Sky Walk offer stunning panoramic views across the North West from the very top of the iconic Blackpool...

Blackpool Model Village

  • Blackpool
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Blackpool Model Village has hundreds of village scenes depicted in painstakingly accurate miniature scattered through 2 and a half acres of hand craf...

Madame Tussauds Blackpool4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Blackpool
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Take your place on the red carpet with A-listers, historical icons and… Marvel characters (!) at Madame Tussauds Blackpool. Strike a pose, snap a pic...

Bolton Castle

  • Leyburn
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Bolton Castle is superb medieval fortress with a packed programme of daily events and activities indoors and out, great for a family day trip! Family...

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